Whatever toilet issue you’re going through right now, I can guarantee you’re not alone in this journey. We’ve all been there and faced the worst problems that we just don’t know how to deal with. With that in mind, I thought it’d be good to talk about some of the most common toilet problems that usually happen and how to fix them. Check out the list and see if your problem is down here!
“Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic. - Norman Cousins
When the bowl is overflowing, that means your toilet is clogged so the solution is actually quite simple: you simply need to plunge the clog. I’m sure you have a plunger somewhere in the house, so put it to good use and fix that clogged toilet. Be careful when you’re pumping though, you don’t want to splash dirty toilet water all over your bathroom. If after two attempts your problem isn’t gone, it’s time to call a professional plumber!
You’ll notice a wiggly handle when a connection or the chain inside the tank has come loose. To fix it, you’ll need to turn off the valve that supplies water to the tank, open up the tank and drain it out. If the chain is disconnected, simply reconnect it. If it is broken, you’ll need to buy a new one to replace it.
However, if a loose or broken chain isn’t what’s happening with your toilet, be sure to call a professional to see what’s actually going on.
If there’s running water in your toilet, it may be a sign that you have a defective flapper. It happens that the flapper becomes worn out and needs replacing over time. So, if you have this issue, try replacing the flapper and see how it goes. If it doesn’t resolve the problem, go after a professional to help you out and find out what’s wrong with the toilet.
Pooling water around the toilet base
Pooling water in the bathroom is one of the most annoying things ever, I’ve had to face this issue recently and it’s just the worst - especially if the water starts spreading to another room in the house.
So why does this happen and how to fix it?
The most common cause for pooling water around the toilet base is a leaking wax ring seal. Despite being a DIY sort of thing, there’s the need of lifting up the entire toilet, so maybe you should consider calling someone for help.
Another issue that’s caused by a loose chain, but this can also be caused by a faulty fill valve. Whichever the case is, it’ll be resolved after doing some simple adjustments to either the chain or fill valve. If you don’t know how to do that, a plumber will be the right way to go.
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